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Scholar Performance and Praxis Assessment in Children With Rolandic Epilepsy

2014-07-23 21:11:10 | BioPortfolio

Summary

Rolandic Epilepsy is the most common form of childhood epilepsy. It is classified as idiopathic, age-related epilepsy syndrome with benign evolution. The absence of neuropsychological impairment is part of the criteria of benignity of this epilepsy syndrome. However recently have been suggested several deficits related to attention and language. The purpose of this study was assess school performance and to investigate problems of praxis in patients with rolandic epilepsy as compared to a control group composed of normal children with age, gender and educational level equivalents.

Description

Method: Nineteen patients aged between 7 and 12 years underwent clinical neurological evaluation, psychological assessment, through Weschsler Scales of Intelligence and language evaluation, to assess the academic performance and research of the presence or absence of praxis difficulties.

Study Design

Observational Model: Cohort, Time Perspective: Retrospective

Conditions

Rolandic Epilepsy

Intervention

Language Assessment

Location

Clinical Hospital
Campinas
São Paulo
Brazil
13041317

Status

Recruiting

Source

University of Campinas, Brazil

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-23T21:11:10-0400

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Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions

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